Creative Reuse

I am a firm believer in recycling.  

The original collage artwork that makes up each one of the Katherine Cross Design patterns is a form of recycling -- my art is made from small pieces of magazine. 

Repurposing, reusing, upcycling, and all the other words that describe using all the small pieces of scraps and left-overs that are a result of the creative process means everything.  You'll see them here and there in Katherine Cross Design pieces.  Besides using scraps and bits that aren't normally used, incorporating vintage and antique embellishments into what I make is very important.
It's an honor to give beautiful things from the past a new life. 


Pouches &
Shopping Bags 

- Left-over scraps of fabric become a little zip pouch or sheets of
Katherine Cross Design wrapping paper become shopping bags with handles made from fabric scraps.


Buttons &

Purses made from antique shop finds

- A set of silk table linens become the interior lining of a purse. 

Czech and German glass buttons from decades past are the ultimate finishing touch. 

Finds during an antique trip with the family became purses. 

Taco Handbag
Handle made from an original African necklace, interior fabric made from a vintage, silk table cloth set, and exterior fabric made with Katherine Cross Design pattern 'Yello Bird.'

Victorian Album Purse  
Photos: exterior, interior, & close-up of interior flap.

Minimum Waste

Katherine Cross Design fabrics are printed using both dye-sublimation and digital printing processes.  Both of these methods do not require water and therefore no dye gets into the water system. In addition, these methods produce minimum waste.

Eco-Friendly Packaging

Environmentally conscious product packaging is used for items that require a plastic sleeve or box.  Shopping bags are made in-house.  The tissue paper is made entirely from post-consumer & post-industrial content and is recyclable and naturally biodegradable.  We're trying to do our part!